FCC Focuses On Waxman 'Net Neutrality' Framework
With the Federal Communications Commission's announcement that it will review net neutrality on Dec. 21, the real devil will be in the details: What framework will be voted on by the commissioners, who are already divided, perhaps irretrievably? The focus then is on "the framework" developed by Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman of California, who is chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Web Security Services Put to the Test
The Web is a dangerous place. Web-based malware can cripple a PC in seconds and take hours to remove--if it can be removed at all. Enterprises have turned to on-premises products, both gateway-based and client-based, to filter inbound malware and stop users from surfing to compromised or outright malicious sites. Now enterprises have another option: A growing number of providers offers Web security as a service. These software as a service (SaaS) offerings promise protection similar to what you'
Cisco Beefs Up Cloud Management With LineSider
With the acquisition of LineSider Technologies, Cisco plans to aid its enterprise and cloud-bound service provider customers in their pursuit of superior network provisioning capabilities. LineSider Technologies provides network management software that integrates both physical and virtual network services with a policy-based approach that, according to Cisco, makes networks more flexible and responsive to change.
CloudShare Adds Services For SMBs
ProPlus offers small and midsized businesses a quickly provisioned, virtual machine environment for duplicating complex IT settings and projects.
Precise Unveils Managed Service For Application Performance Management
Application performance management vendor Precise has unveiled a managed service offering featuring its Transaction Performance Management software. Transaction Performance Management is designed to help companies monitor the performance of applications and systems, identify performance trends, and troubleshoot and resolve issues. Precise says it developed the service, called Precise Managed Service Provider, to ease the complexities of managing application performance and to help improve IT's q
Mellanox Acquires Voltaire, Creating An Infiniband Duopoly
Mellanox Technologies plans to acquire Voltaire, a move that analysts say will reduce the InfiniBand market to a duopoly. According to Mellanox Technologies, the company plans to acquire Voltaire for $8.75 per share, at a total equity value of $218 million. With Voltaire having approximately $40 million cash on hand, this puts the total value of the deal at $176 million.